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Use VPN for a Secure Connection

Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Northwestern network. It provides strong encryption, enables authenticated access to the Northwestern network from external and untrusted environments, and proxies your network traffic so it appears to originate from within the Northwestern network. A VPN connection is an extension of the Northwestern network and subject to the University's policies. VPN conections are automatically ended twelve hours after initiation for service and security reasons.

Set Up VPN

Use Cisco AnyConnect VPN if you experience difficulty connecting with native VPN due to a firewall, NAT (Network Address Translation) environment, or a blocked VPN protocol due to service from an Internet service provider.

Install and Configure Cisco AnyConnect VPN

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